Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Red Necked Phalarope at North Cave

On Sunday evening me and my Dad decided to head of to North Cave Wetlands in hope of seeing the Red Necked Phalarope.

As we arrived me and my Dad started walking to the Reedbed lake, on the way we saw some juvenile blackbirds which were feeding amongst the grass. As soon as we reached the Reedbed lake we were onto the stunning Red Necked Phalarope, at first it was quite distant but then it got scared of by an Avocet and landed much closer to us which was amazing! Other birds around the lake included lots of Avocets also some of them had chicks, quite a few Little Ringed Plovers, tons of Black Headed Gulls and 2 Common Terns also flew through. At a few points the Phalarope came really close allowing really nice views.

 After a while if flew back to the back of the lake where it became quite distant also it then started following 3 Mallards around.
Red Necked Phalarope


Little Ringed Plover


  1. Cracking selection of photos of a stunning bird , glad you saw it so well :-)

  2. amazing pics nice you managed to see it

  3. Pleased your determination was rewarded Ellis. Great evening. Some lovely shots mate.